Swindon businesses to learn about mindfulness at work

By Anita Jaynes on April 20, 2015

Mindfulness is on the agenda at the Swindon Marriott on Monday 22 June at a gathering of the Swindon Mindful Employer Network. Mindfulness@Work explores the emerging evidence of the workplace benefits of mindfulness. This includes contributing to clearer thinking, improved decision making, greater concentration, enhanced creativity and problem solving, and improved resilience and reduced stress. The session also highlights how mindfulness can be applied in everyday living.

Guest speaker is Byron Lee who is a leadership trainer, coach and mindfulness teacher. Byron has spent the past 25 years working in the field of personal development and workplace wellbeing. Today he draws on his varied and wide-ranging training and experience in counselling, teaching, coaching and mindfulness, to help individuals, teams and businesses achieve their true potential. He also specialises in applying the principles of Positive Psychology, Cultural Intelligence, Mindfulness and Compassionate Leadership in his work. Byron’s clients include small, medium and large organisations in the public, voluntary and private sectors and he enjoys working with people from all walks of life

Byron said: “I am looking forward to sharing with local Swindon businesses the benefits of mindfulness in the workplace. It’s a great opportunity for local businesses to experience first-hand this simple yet immensely effective practice available to anyone who wants to deal more skilfully with the stresses and strains of daily living and to find ways of promoting well-being and finding greater happiness. But that’s not all. There is mounting scientific evidence of the business benefits too. For example increased mindfulness has been shown to lead to less stress and greater resilience; it has been linked to increased clarity and concentration; enhanced creativity and problem solving; and improved decision making.”

Melanie Richens, who is Chair of the Swindon Mindful Employer Network said: “We are pleased that Byron has found time in a busy schedule to join us. He has considerable experience of supporting employers throughout the UK and as a result many employees have benefited from building a resilient, mentally healthy mindset to tackle workplace pressures. I urge local businesses to discover more about Mindfulness by booking on to the free seminar at the Swindon Marriott.”

The event is generously supported by the Swindon Marriott. Adam Flint who is General Manager at the Swindon Marriott is pleased to welcome the network back after a gap of several years : “We are always pleased to support the Swindon Mindful Employer Network and the network leadership at Swindon Mind. I learn a great deal from these events and I appreciate the wisdom and advice the network offers to help me manage the successful team at the Swindon Marriott. Supporting the wellbeing of our people is key to maintaining a thriving business and creating an exciting and happy hotel environment for staff and guests. “

The Swindon Mindful Employer Network is managed locally by Swindon Mind.

Places for this event are available free to representatives of Swindon Employers. Booking is essential.

For more information please contact: smen@swindonmind.org